‘Desperate Housewives’ 2011-2012 Season Will Be Its Last

Desperate HousewivesDesperate Housewives, a show that seems like it has been on forever, and didn’t seem like it would or could terminate, even with the downfall of Western civilization, or the rise of a lethal pandemic, has announced that its eighth season will in fact be its last.

The series was actually expected to continue through 2013; cast members Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman and Eva Longoria all expressed surprise and sorrow to find out that the 2011-2012 season will be their final one.

Personally, I’m a bit unnerved. If Desperate Housewives is no longer, then what else can I count on as a constant? Death and taxes didn’t hold a candle to Marc Cherry’s ABC phenomenon. I don’t really know what to believe in anymore; all tenets of my reality have been skewered.

I think this is, as all things seem to be, a sign of the imminent end. It’s rattling; the sentiments it inspires are nothing too settling. In this new generation, I expect to feel lost. Perplexed. Dire. And. dare I say, desperate.

Source: Deadline

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.